Julian Fellowes

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  • Birth Name: Julian Alexander Fellowes
  • Birth Place: Cairo, Egypt
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/17/1949, Leo
  • Profession: Screenwriter; director; playwright; novelist; actor
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Julian Fellowes Fast Facts:
  • Represented Magdalene College on University Challenge, a British TV quiz show, in 1969; he lost in the first round. 
  • Wrote romance novels under the pseudonym of Rebecca Greville.
  • Was invariably cast in supporting roles while pursing an acting career in England during the 1970s.
  • Relocated to Hollywood in the early 1980s, where he thought he'd scored a big break: taking over the role of Mr. Roarke's sidekick on Fantasy Island from Hervé Villechaize. The producers decided to go with the older Christopher Hewett instead, however. 
  • Had a dozen screenplays rejected before being asked to write the script for Robert Altman's 2001 film Gosford Park; he won an Oscar for it.
  • Proposed to his wife Emma 20 minutes after meeting her; she initially thought him daft and refused to give him her phone number. They married some 15 months later.
  • His wife Emma is a lady in waiting to Princess Michael of Kent.
  • Appointed to Britain's House of Lords in 2010 by prime minister David Cameron.
  • Supports many charities, including the RNIB, a nonprofit that helps blind and partially sighted people; Breast Cancer Haven; and the Alzheimer's Society.
  • Julian Fellowes Relationships:
  • Emma Joy Fellowes - Wife
  • Olwen Fellowes - Mother
  • Peregrine Fellowes - Son
  • David Fellowes - Brother
  • Peregrine Fellowes - Father
  • Nicholas Fellowes - Brother
  • Rory Fellowes - Brother
  • Julian Fellowes Awards:
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Miniseries or Movie - Winner
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2015 Producers Guild Awards: Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama - Nominee
  • 2001 Oscar: Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - Winner
  • 2001 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Original Screenplay - Nominee
  • 2001 BAFTA Film Awards: The Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a British Director, Writer or Producer in their First Feature Film - Nominee
  • 2002 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special - Winner
  • College:
  • University of Cambridge, Magdalene College, Cambridge, England (English Literature); Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England (1973)

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